?
Solved

I have a VB6 app that I want to add the ability to view a network folder and open a document when selected.

Posted on 2004-09-01
4
Medium Priority
?
135 Views
Last Modified: 2010-05-02
How do I do this?

Thanks
0
Comment
Question by:sjmmajor
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 2
4 Comments
 
LVL 76

Accepted Solution

by:
David Lee earned 1000 total points
ID: 11958884
The fastest way is to use the CommonDialog control.  Add it to your project and then use something like this:

Private Sub OpenFile_Click()
    'Restrict the file type to text files *.txt
    CommonDialog1.Filter = "Text (*.txt)|*.txt"
    'Display the dialog box
    CommonDialog1.ShowOpen
    'If the user chose a file
    If CommonDialog1.FileName <> "" Then
        'Open the file (I can't be more specific without knowing what you plan to do with the file)
    End If
End Sub
0
 
LVL 10

Expert Comment

by:anv
ID: 11960508
0
 
LVL 76

Expert Comment

by:David Lee
ID: 12561449
Accept BlueDevilFan.
0

Featured Post

VIDEO: THE CONCERTO CLOUD FOR HEALTHCARE

Modern healthcare requires a modern cloud. View this brief video to understand how the Concerto Cloud for Healthcare can help your organization.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Introduction While answering a recent question (http://www.experts-exchange.com/Q_27402310.html) in the VB classic zone, I wrote some VB code in the (Office) VBA environment, rather than fire up my older PC.  I didn't post completely correct code o…
Introduction While answering a recent question about filtering a custom class collection, I realized that this could be accomplished with very little code by using the ScriptControl (SC) library.  This article will introduce you to the SC library a…
As developers, we are not limited to the functions provided by the VBA language. In addition, we can call the functions that are part of the Windows operating system. These functions are part of the Windows API (Application Programming Interface). U…
Get people started with the process of using Access VBA to control Outlook using automation, Microsoft Access can control other applications. An example is the ability to programmatically talk to Microsoft Outlook. Using automation, an Access applic…
Suggested Courses

762 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question